Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016)

Do you know why you are unhappy? Because of the gap between what you want and the reality. Try to be less greedy. – Joon-hyung

weightlifting fairy kim bok joo

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo Synopsis : A coming-of-age story about a group of college athletes who are fighting for their dreams, experiencing and finding love in the process, and growing every step of the way. (Source : Wikipedia)

  • Lee Sung-kyung as Kim Bok-joo
  • Nam Joo-hyuk as Jung Joon-hyung
  • Lee Jae-yoon as Jung Jae-yi
  • Kyung Soo-jin as Song Shi-ho
  • Genre : Coming of age / Sports / Romantic-comedy
  • It aired on MBC starting November 16, 2016 to January 11, 2017.
  • No. of episodes : 16
  • This drama is inspired by the life of South Korean Olympic weightlifter gold-medalist Jang Mi Ran.


  • A very healthy, sensible, genuine kind of story as to friendship, family, love, goal, career and priority.
  • Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo is a light and cute drama. Simple plot yet had so much good vibes.
  • This drama was pretty cute and the characters are believable and relatable. I love the way this portrays the youth and its warmth.
  • Relationship and Friendship Goals.
  • The main couple is so adorable. The chemistry of NamLee couple is okay for me. Their sweetness will kill you.
  • Nam Joo Hyuk as Joon Hyung is charming and adorable, his character is so boyfriend material, a kind of guy you want to keep in yourself, in your life. Where can I find one?
  • OST is nice! (You and I by Kim Jong Wan / Dreaming by Han Hee Jung)
  • If you aren’t looking for a drama that is heavily focused on plot, but rather for humor and fun, then watch WFKBJ.
  • Ummmm… Do you like Messi?
  • Oh and I almost forgot: SWAAAAAG!

My Rating: 7.5/10

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